It has never been a virtue.
It has never been Christian.
It is trumpeted as a false form of charity. Charity, the virtue, doesn’t deprive.
Dear friends, we must keep in mind that tolerance is not a Christian virtue. We have heard this before. It actually is a pagan one. (Believe it or not, it was actually Ghandi, not Christ, who coined some form of the phrase, “hate the sin, not the sinner.”) Indeed, the idea of tolerance is an ancient pagan idea, in fact, it is at least as ancient as Jezebel herself. To the point, though, consider a moment how tolerance brought into Israel by Jezebel backfired. Consider how dangerous tolerance is. In other words, at first Jezebel’s pagan practices were permitted. Then they were accepted. And then anyone who dared challenge her pagan practices was killed. Tragically, this is how false doctrine and pagan practices work. Indeed, error typically emerges into the church and a culture in three stages.
They never ask you to tolerate goodness.
It is always the same.
Tolerate vice. Tolerate sin. Tolerate evil.
Why? Evildoers would rather continue unopposed.
If you want to play the scientism quote game, fine.
As the great Edmund Burke once said, for evil to succeed, it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.
Note: NOT Einstein.
Cowardice is frequently admonished in the Bible, along with the blasphemy of denial and other forms of ignorance, from the same root as to ignore.
To turn a blind eye.
To permit and allow without sanction.
Chaos. To allow pride. To fall from the grace of righteousness and moral probity, standards.
The answer, because tolerance is the opposite of repentance.
Simpletons: There is no evildoer, there is only evil.
There is no murderer, there is only murder.
There is no rape gang, there is only rape.
There is no noun, only verb.
There is no human, there is only being.
Actually, shit, let me put that on a t-shirt.